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Why are Chassidim always so happy?

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

In the past, the Jewish people had the privilege of hosting God’s Presence in the Temple in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, we lost that privilege and twice

The Theory of Two Mindsets: Fixed and Growt...

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

[The following is an excerpt from an edited transcript] …Now we said that consolation,נֶחָמָה  also means to change one’s mind. In one verse it says

Protecting Our Sanity from the Serpent’s ...

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Ophidiophobia (Fear of Snakes) Rosh Hashanah is the day God created Adam and Eve, and on that very same day they sinned; they were seduced

Letter of blessing for Rosh Hashanah 5774

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B”H Final days of Elul 5773 During the month of Elul, the days when God’s compassion is revealed and His forgiveness immanent, each and every

5774: A Year of Love

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Worldly Love and Great Love As stated in our Letter of Blessing for Rosh Hashanah, we should dedicate this year to augmenting love. Since love will

Yom Kippur―the Antidote to Thanatophobia ...

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The Black Hole Experience[1] We all love life and find it difficult to conceive of relinquishing our hold on it. However, for some individuals, this love of life

Sukot: The Festival of Joy that Cures Bipol...

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Just a few days after Yom Kippur, we reach the joyful festival of Sukot.[1] While all three pilgrimage festivals mentioned in the Torah are joyful occasions,

Why Does the Camel Have a Short Tail?

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…There is a custom among some Chassidim, to begin the study of the Talmudic tractate of Shabbat, starting with page 77b. As yeshivot around the

Seeking Advice from a Genuine Tzadik

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When a person experiences difficulties in life, it is an opportunity to reach the spiritual root of the matter, and sweeten the harsh judgments there.

Simchat Torah: A Final Dose of Joy that Cur...

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Jonah’s Turbulent Voyage[1] As mentioned in our previous article on Sukot, the Prophet Jonah received his prophecy in merit of his exuberant joy during the

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